Summary

Paraprofessional | Hopkins North Middle School | Available: 10/30/2023 | Closing: Until Filled

Description

Salary/Hourly Rate: Paraprofessional Class V: $20.33 or above depending on qualifications 
Hours of Work: 7.5 hours per day, 5 days a week
 
SUMMARY: 
The Learning Support Paraprofessional will provide students with instructional support and assistance and provide students with intervention opportunities in reading, math, and writing; works with students to provide assistance and support; monitors student progress. 
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 
This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills. 

  • Works with students individually or in small groups in and out of regular classrooms under the supervision of the classroom teacher.¬†
  • Reinforces the instructional plan laid out by the classroom teacher.¬†
  • Provides instructional assistance and motivate students in the areas of math, reading, and language.
  • Plans and prepares study aids such as flash cards and worksheets.¬†
  • Assists teacher with classroom activities; leads breakout sessions.¬†
  • Manages student behavior in small groups in order to create a safe, positive learning environment.¬†
  • Monitors and reports progress of individual students to teachers.¬†
  • Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis.¬†
  • Promotes and supports the overall mission of the District by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with public and staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment.

 
QUALIFICATIONS: 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 
 
Education and Experience: 

  • Two (2) years post-secondary education OR a passing ParaPro Score.¬†
  • Two (2) years of curriculum support experience.¬†
  • OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Required Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations: 
Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active status without suspension or revocation. 

  • None.¬†

Required Knowledge and Skills 
Required Knowledge: 

  • District policies and procedures.¬†
  • Applicable policies, procedures and regulations covering specific areas of assignment.¬†
  • Classroom policies, procedures and processes.¬†
  • Methods and techniques to assist students in reading, writing and mathematics.¬†
  • Methods and techniques for working with students with disabilities and special needs.¬†
  • Local community resources and regional community services programs.
  • Computer applications related to the work.¬†
  • Correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.¬†

Required Skills: 

  • Monitoring and improving student behavior and learning skills.¬†
  • Assisting children and special needs students and assessing educational needs.¬†
  • Maintaining composure and working effectively under classroom conditions.¬†
  • Administering educational and school support programs.¬†
  • Reacting quickly to situations that could create personal stress and safety problems.¬†
  • Communicating effectively with children.¬†
  • Operating a personal computer using standard and specialized software.¬†
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.¬†
  • Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.¬†
  • Commitment to the District mission, which is to ensure high quality, innovative, challenging education where all learners are valued and respected.¬†
  • Performing assigned responsibilities in a manner consistent with the District‚Äôs established Core Values.¬†
  • Advancing the District‚Äôs mission and values through careful attention to the key issues of Learning, Environment, and Resources.¬†

 
PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  • The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.¬†Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Mobility to work in a classroom setting, use standard equipment and stamina to stand for extended periods of time; strength to lift and carry up to 20 pounds; vision to read printed materials and computer screens; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone.

 
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: 
Work is performed in a classroom setting.